Archive for August, 2008

ALL BY MYSELF!  I went out to water my chickens.  I was pulling the hose out and turned around and noticed something moving about 6 INCHES FROM MY FEET! It was a Copperhead!  I must have stepped right over it it was so close.  Thankfully it was facing the other direction! I was afraid to let the thing go though because then I would always wonder where it was when I went out there.  It was moving towards the pasture so I knew I didn’t have much time to react or it would be gone.  I had to RUN to the barn and grab a shovel.  I snuck up behind it and smashed into the back of its head with the blade of the shovel.  I saw it’s mouth open and venom actually squirted out of it’s fangs a little!  It was SOOOOOOOO creepy!  Eventually it was dead.  I put it on the shovel and walked over to my MIL’s house where my hubby was. I went to the door and yelled to them to come see what I had got.  They both came out assuming I had found a barn kitten or something and couldn’t believe I had killed a snake all on my own!  Richie was SO proud of me!  My mother in law looked at me and said “Well, you really are a farmgirl!” 

I wish I had taken a picture of it but I forgot and Richie had already thrown it into the woods!  Bummer!

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A day at the Spa

I turned 30 almost a month ago.  My mom and dad sent me a certificate for a day at the spa!  Well, today was the day!  School started back on Monday and the first week of teaching is always pretty special so I decided to go ahead and book my appointment for the weekend after.  This morning I went to the Serenity Day Spa in Searcy to enjoy my treatment.  The morning began with a 30 minute hot oil scalp treatment.  My head was massaged with yummy smelling Nutmeg oil and then wrapped in moist, hot towels.  While the towels set, I was given a foot massage.  After my scalp treatment I was treated to an hour long swedish massage.  It was so relaxing. It made me so sleepy, which I fought, for fear of missing even a second of the massage.  After the massafe I got a brow wax, a manicure and a pedicure.  I was there from about 9:45 until 1:30! Wow it was great.  I still have a facial remaining but the girl who does that had a family emergancy and needed to be out of town. I have scheduled that for later.  It was a great day and a welcome relief after a stressful week!

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8 for 8!

Congratulations Michael Phelps!

Michael Phelps just won his 8th gold medal during the 2008 Beijing China Olympics!

Congrats also to Aaron Peirsol, Brendan Hanson and Jason Lezak!

For all kinds of photos visit http://www.nbcolympics.com/photos/index.html!

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My cat snorts like a pig!

We found four kittens in the barn.  Richiedecided to bring one into the house the other night.  Eggnog was happily minding his own business eating his dinner.  He sauntered into the living room where he would likely give himself a bath and then sleep for 326 hours before eating again.  About halfway into the room Eggnog noticed the tiny kitten (about 4 weeks old) and got MAD!  He was hissing, growling, meowing, coughing, and…oh yeah, snorting like a pig.  Richie and I were hysterical!  After about 5 minutes I thought, “HEY! I should make a video!” So I grabbed my phone and shot the video below.  We were nice to poor Eggnog and returned the kitten to it’s mother a few minutes later.  Eggnog took about an hour to recover! He rolled on the floor making an awful moaning noise.  If you tried to touch him he would JUMP and then hiss.  I hate to laugh at his misfortune but it was REALLY funny.  I love my cat and have vowed not to bring any more kittens in the house but I will still laugh at this video!

NOTE: You will need to turn up your sound.  I made the video with my phone and it was picking up a lot of background noise.

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Back to School

School started back last week for the teachers!  The kids will join us on the 18th!  I apologize to those of you who frequently stop by that I haven’t updated in the last week.  I have a couple posts in the works and just need to get the finishing touches on them.  When I haven’t been busy at school I have be doing some Christmas sewing and watching the olympics.  I hope to get a few posts up over the next few days!

Until then here are a few sites you might want to check out.


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